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Conservative Christians, Small Government, and Megachurches

Posted by thethousandmarch on April 27, 2012 at 1:00 AM

(Disclaimer: this post is not a criticism of megachurches in general, any megachurch in particular, or people who are politically conservative.)

It seems to me that Megachurches tend to be attended by people who are politically conservative. And these days those who are politically conservative seem to have a universal distrust of government and want to see its size diminished. So ...

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The Antifragile Christian

Posted by thethousandmarch on March 11, 2012 at 9:45 PM

I was recently listening to an interview on Econ Talk with Nassim Taleb (The author of The Black Swan) on the subject of antifragility – a...

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The Effect of Over-Recording Ourselves

Posted by thethousandmarch on January 10, 2012 at 7:50 PM

My acceptance of Facebook’s new timeline format has prompted me to write about something I’ve been thinking about for years; that is the effect that recording ourselves has upon us and our society.

We may think of technology as things such as computers, smartphones, digital cameras and maybe we even think of things such as phonogra...

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Is Tebow Too Enthusiastic

Posted by thethousandmarch on December 20, 2011 at 11:35 PM

This morning I read two stories concerning Tim Tebow which described two very different responses to a controversy related to Tebow.

The first was a story (LINK...

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An Amendment to my Science and Logic Post

Posted by thethousandmarch on March 24, 2010 at 12:22 PM

First I would like to clarify my main point. Science is not as objective, nor religion as subjective, as some people would like to think. Scientific theory, though based on empirical evidence, requires interpretation, which is subjective. Science is rarely a mere statement of observable fact.

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Some Thoughts on Science and Logic

Posted by thethousandmarch on March 22, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Many scientific theories are no different than religious theories. Scientists look at the world around them, they gather empirical evidence – evidence gathered and verified through experience and observation – and they try to come up with a relatively coherent explanation of the evidence, theories which...

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Bests (and a few worsts) of 2009 and the Decade

Posted by thethousandmarch on January 3, 2010 at 9:47 PM

The last ten years – the first full decade of my adult life-- has at times been very difficult. There were two recessions, one of which we are still in. And, we continue to be entangled in a war. My life was personally and significantly affected by these events. I reached a very low point personally in my life at the beginning of this decade – I battled with severe depression. I went through s...

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I am a Materialist and a Consumerist

Posted by thethousandmarch on December 26, 2009 at 7:02 PM

I am a materialist and a consumerist. I am not asserting a philosophical position, rather I am recognizing the way I feel and act. I was talking to my uncle about the new Kindles -- the electronic reading devices. Though they have their advantages, I still want real material books. I want to have bookshelves full of beautiful bo...

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I am a Selfish Man

Posted by thethousandmarch on December 15, 2009 at 3:59 PM

     Having a child has taught me one very important thing – I am a very selfish person. Comparing myself to others around me I could conclude that I’m really not that bad. I’m relatively patient, loving, generous, self-sacrificing so on and so on. But, I’ve known for a long time that comparing myself to others is an unreliable measure; a course fraught with many perils – not least of which is my own abilit...

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Our New Baby Cosette

Posted by thethousandmarch on November 25, 2009 at 2:13 PM

     Our baby girl was born this last Thursday, November the 19th, by way of c-section. This was not our plan. Jessi was induced at 9:00, Wednesday night. She started having contractions around 12:00 a.m. She was in full active labor by 5:00 am and was progressing nicely when the doctor checked her at eight. But, after eight hours of active labor and pain that had nearly overwhelmed her, Jessi hadn’t made any progress. We decided ...

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